There are 5 ways to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica by train, tram, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, tram  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$34 - $66

Cheapest option

Line 101 bus, train, bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Highway 101 & K St to Oceanside Transit Center 101
  2. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10 / ...

$16 - $65

3 alternative options

Line 101 bus, bus, line 720 bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Highway 101 & K St to Oceanside Transit Center 101
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th 720

$17 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Encinitas to Santa Monica 110 miles

$10 - $16

Train, fly  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Encinitas Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX

$113 - $358

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The cheapest way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between Encinitas and Santa Monica is 97 miles. The road distance is 110 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Encinitas to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Highway 101 & K St and arriving at Wilshire / 14th via Oceanside, Ca and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The best way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica without a car is to train and tram which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $30 - $70.

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Map of how to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica.
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  • Distance: 97.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

What companies run services between Encinitas, CA, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Encinitas to Santa Monica via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Encinitas Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Highway 101 & K St to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$25 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Oceanside to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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